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B.T.'s Smokehouse

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392 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1083
+1 508-347-3188
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: B.T.'S Smokehouse is a dry-rubbed and slow-smoked barbecue restaurant...
B.T.'S Smokehouse is a dry-rubbed and slow-smoked barbecue restaurant located in the downtown section of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Owner and Head Chef Brian Treitman is committed to delivering the very best barbecue to Massachusetts and beyond. Focusing on Southern-style cuisine, the menu offers natural grass-fed beef, chicken, pork, and other meats that have been dry rubbed and slow smoked for up to 24 hours with local apple and hickory woods. In addition to standard barbecue fare, the restaurant also offers more unusual entrees such as smoked salmon, chili made with brisket meat, and smoked turkey and chicken. We are also BYOB, so grab your favorite 6 pack on your way in. B.T.'S has won numerous awards since opening its doors, including the New England Regional Chili Cookoff and placing in the Top Ten Barbecue Restaurants in New England, and the Boston Globe named B.T.'S one of the "ten best places to bask in barbecue".
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Southern Style BBQ Delight Just Off I90

Whether you are visiting iconic Sturbridge or just driving across Massachusetts on Mass Pike, B.T.'s Smokehouse is absolutely delicious! I had the catfish sandwich but others in our group had the BBQ - it was amazingly delicious. B.T.'s has a self-service counter offering 4 or 5 different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bill H
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Albany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Based on many positive reviews, I ventured in for a combo. First, I know many places are using the new cc machines, but feeling pressure to add tip when ordering at a counter not a good start. The meal was not good. Side dishes matter. Poor cole slaw and potato salad. The smoked chicken was dry shredded. The beef rib... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you are visiting iconic Sturbridge or just driving across Massachusetts on Mass Pike, B.T.'s Smokehouse is absolutely delicious! I had the catfish sandwich but others in our group had the BBQ - it was amazingly delicious. B.T.'s has a self-service counter offering 4 or 5 different house-made BBQ sauces from sweet to savory to spicy hot. So good that... More 

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Thank Bill H
Northampton, Massachusetts
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've enjoyed a lot of 'Q around the country; this ranks right up there. We enjoyed half a rack of ribs to go, with cucumber salad and beans for sides. Everything was delicious. Their condiments are good, and so are their sauces. The ribs were a hair dry, but had a nice crisp on them. There was a short line,... More 

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Thank SkyKingBoston
Holden, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we heard that one of the top 10 rated BBQ restaurants was located right in our backyard, we couldn't wait to visit. We have not had one bad item on this menu. Everything that Chef Brian offers is delicious from the specials to the main stays on the menu. Another huge plus is that the veggies are locally sourced!!!!!... More 

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Thank Suri723
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452 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived in St. Louis and know BBQ and I would agree with my friends on TripAdvisor - #1 in Sturbridge. This place is very casual and is great for foodies. Real deal beef brisket and wonderful specials. We enjoyed the stuffed smoked pork chop with fingerlingpngerling. Smothered with onions and nice gravy. See photo. $13 and was enough for... More 

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Thank k123-foodie
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a 12 hour drive we found this place while driving by and were happily surprised. The portions were large and the flavor was fantastic. The 3 different meals my group had were all equally cooked to perfection. There was a wait as they are so popular but not unreasonably so. If in the area give it a try. You... More 

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Albany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not so sure what the hype is about this place. It was good, but no so great that I would call it the best smokehouse bbq place I had ever been to. My husband got the ribs and they were very fatty. I get it that ribs are fatty and it's for flavor but these were overwhelmed with excess... More 

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Auburn, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

However, food, in our opinion, was not our favorite. Ribs did NOT fall off the bone as promised & anticipated! Our party of 4 did not care for the flavor of the smokey-ness of the sauce. Fresh-cut french fries were delicious!

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Thank travellouie
Sturbridge, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there with the husband wanted to try there pork I received it along with a small cup of beans and potato salad and corn bread it was so expensive it came in a 1/2 pound paper boat no sauce on it..I go to eat it and i thought someone put there cigarettes in it..it was so terrible and... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area buying beer at Treehouse and decided to stop in and check this place out. I used to live in the South, and travel to the South quite a bit. I would easily compare this BBQ place to any that I've been to in the South! BT's is freaking awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 392 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1083
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 508-347-3188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

B.T.'S Smokehouse is a dry-rubbed and slow-smoked barbecue restaurant located in the downtown section of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Owner and Head Chef Brian Treitman is committed to delivering the very best barbecue to Massachusetts and beyond. Focusing on Southern-style cuisine, the menu offers natural grass-fed beef, chicken, pork, and other meats that have been dry rubbed and slow smoked for up to 24 hours with local apple and hickory woods. In addition to standard barbecue fare, the restaurant also offers more unusual entrees such as smoked salmon, chili made with brisket meat, and smoked turkey and chicken. We are also BYOB, so grab your favorite 6 pack on your way in. B.T.'S has won numerous awards since opening its doors, including the New England Regional Chili Cookoff and placing in the Top Ten Barbecue Restaurants in New England, and the Boston Globe named B.T.'S one of the "ten best places to bask in barbecue".

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